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New Podcast Interview – Gene Poteat

Members of the National Security Club were fortunate enough to interview Gene Poteat for our second podcast interview (the first was with Cameron La Clair, one of the original founders of the CIA).  Eugene Poteat is the President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO).  He is a retired CIA Senior Scientific Intelligence Officer.  His early CIA career included work on the U-2 and SR-71 class of airplanes and various space systems.  His CIA assignments included the Directorate of Science and Technology, the National Reconnaissance Office, Technical Director of the Navy’s Special Programs Office, and Executive Director of the Intelligence Research and Development Council.  He served abroad in London, Scandinavia, and the Middle East.

Kevin Bagatta – ICBM Missile Launch Officer

On Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Air Products Room in Trexler Library Kevin Bagatta gave the students in the National Security Track/Club a presentation on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.  His experience come from his Air Force service as a commander of a Missle Combat Crew, in which he was responsible for the control of 50 ICBMs.  He discussed the topic of nuclear deterrence and his contribution to the START treaty during the George H.W. Bush Administration.